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Beautiful Woven Recycled Denim Rug

by , 10/29/10


Terry Dewal made this rag rug was by cutting old jeans into strips, then weaving them on a floor loom. “The rug is long wearing, machine-washable and adds a flare of color and design to any room,” he says. A few splashes of Clorox gave them a blotchy, stonewashed appearance.

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13 Responses to “Beautiful Woven Recycled Denim Rug”

  1. Error: Unable to create directory wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/2017/10. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Diane Pham says:

    this is awesome – so well crafted.

  2. Beth Shea says:

    this is ingenious! we’ve been looking for a durable, cozy rug for our home for ages! with two little ones, this denim rug is the perfect fit!

  3. tad says:


  4. shadowwight says:

    I love it! Just one more use for my favorite fabric! I sure wish I had the skill for creating things like this….

  5. lc says:

    Well made rug!Wear like iron!Repeated wash!Lays flat on floor every time! This person can really weave AWESOME RUGS! Can weave in any color combination possible!Great close up pictures! Stop and take a look! LC

  6. tad says:

    Beth, You can find all my rugs on Etsy. (www.etsy.com). Thank-you

  7. mrash says:

    These rugs are awesome! I have washed my hundreds of times (have 2 little kids) and they never fray and never get wavy along the edge. Lots of heart and hard work go into making this rugs and it shows!!

  8. sad says:

    We have some of these denim rugs and they last forever!! Some have been in our kitchen for over 10 years and they still look awesome. The craftmanship on this creative use of old blue jeans is second to none and over the years there have been hundreds of old blue jeans converted into rugs that seem to last forever.

  9. katrobion1 says:

    Love this! Which are yours on etsy.com? There are several.

  10. tad says:

    Thank-you katrobion1. I am “rags2rugsandmore” on Etsy.

  11. megan says:

    These rugs are very durable, easy to wash and do not show their wear. I use mine in the house and in the car to save my carpets since they wash up so easily! They are a life saver!!

  12. lollygagamabop says:

    yours is my definite favorite in the contest–beautiful, practical, lasting! How many pairs of jeans does it take to make one rug? Love your etsy site–thanks for the link.

  13. tad says:

    Three pairs of average sized jeans will make you a nice sized rug. Probably about 40-50 inches.

    Thank you,
    Terry Ann


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